NSW Doctor March April Issue 2020


This month in The NSW Doctor: response, recovery, and reflection on last summer’s bushfires; O Week; an interview with our Registrar of the Year 2019; a profile of Dr Kenneth Chang; a guide for doctors-in-training on where to find help for a range of issues; mandatory reporting obligations; and more.


Compounding Disasters

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Compounding Disasters"][/block_title] Drought, bushfires, coronavirus – while medical professionals have gone above and beyond during these crises, it’s important to mind your own mental health. […]

A Turbulent Start to 2020

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A Turbulent Start to 2020"][/block_title] While the immediate bushfire crisis appears to have passed, there is ongoing need in communities that were affected. AMA […]

O Week

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="O Week"][/block_title] Across NSW, 1027 interns started their professional careers in January – an increase of 257 positions or 33% since 2011. the number of interns […]

DIT Diary

DIT Diary [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="DIT Diary"][/block_title] Dr Wenjie Zhong, who took home Registrar of the Year from the 2019 DIT Awards, shares suggestions on how to achieve your career […]

Bushfire Recovery

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Bushfire Recovery"][/block_title] Healthcare organisations and stakeholders have been working together to decrease the impact of the 2019/2020 bushfires on the delivery of healthcare across NSW. In […]

Dr Penny Burns

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Dr Penny Burns"][/block_title] “It’s really important there’s an assessment of what’s needed, and the right supplies and the right people are sent to the right place […]

Dr James Langley – Surviving the NYE Fires

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Dr James Langley - Surviving the NYE Fires"][/block_title] Surf Beach Surgery general practitioner, Dr James Langley, recounts his experience over New Year’s Eve and the subsequent […]

Fences to Build

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Fences to Build"][/block_title] Batemans Bay general practitioner, Dr David Rivett OAM, takes a philosophical approach to the recent bushfires that swept through the South Coast of […]

No Way Out

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="No Way Out "][/block_title] With the airfield closed and roads blocked, patients at Manning Rural Referral Hospital were marooned during the November bushfires. Dr […]

A GP For Life

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A GP For Life"][/block_title] As a GP for more than five decades on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Dr Kenneth Chang is an entrenched part of the community […]

Finding Help

WORKPLACE RELATIONS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Finding Help"][/block_title] Doctors-in-training regularly move between departments and hospitals, which can make it difficult to know where to go for help. Here’s your guide to […]

Mandatory Reporting Obligations

WORKPLACE RELATIONS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Mandatory Reporting Obligations"][/block_title] Changes to mandatory reporting obligations come into effect in March. Here’s what you need to know… Medical practitioners are obliged to make […]

Pathways through Medicine

CAREERS SERVICE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Pathways through Medicine"][/block_title] The NSW Doctor is showcasing the unique stories of doctors who have successfully used Careers Service to further their ambitions. i am […]

Healthy places, bodies, minds and culture

NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Healthy places, bodies, minds and culture"][/block_title] Communication was a core component of the Northern Sydney Local Health District’s JMO Wellbeing Forum, held 29 January. Facilitated by […]

Australia Day Honours Congratulations

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Australia Day Honours Congratulations"][/block_title] AMA (NSW) would like to extend congratulations to our outstanding members who achieved Australia Day Honours. Officer (AO) in the […]

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